Anyone who has ever wrecked a hard-boiled egg, trying to get it out of its shell, will be interested to know that it helps to add a bit of bicarb to the cooking water, as explained at
And that will lead you on to dozens more pages devoted to the many unexpected uses of sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda. E.g. …
For further research lines, see Andrew Martin in Telegraph at
saying in part …
“it can also be used for making mushy peas, cleaning beer off a carpet, powering a model rocket made from a plastic camera-film, reducing the acidity of stewed fruit, curing spots, easing the pain of bee stings, as a base in the production of crack cocaine and as a general household cleaning agent.
“If a cure for global warming is ever found, it will probably turn out to involve bicarbonate of soda.”

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